Msgr. Ed Meulemans was my pastor when I arrived at the Cathedral as a newly ordained priest in 1997. Over the years he has been a great friend and mentor, teaching me many lessons about discipleship and priesthood. May he rest in peace!
There’s an interesting reality that the Church faces when it proclaims the Good News. On one hand we preach timeless truths about Jesus Christ using the simplest words and actions to convey God’s everlasting love for humanity. On the other hand we utilize modern technology to extend this message far beyond our immediate personal contact. Thirty years ago we relied on print, television and radio…and while these tools are still employed, the internet has transformed how people receive information.
As a podcaster, I am honored to share the daily work I do as a parish priest with a larger community. Over the last year Catholic Inspiration has been available on iHeart Radio, and just this month you can now find my podcasts on Spotify.
please know how thankful I am for your support of my ministry.
And if you get the chance…I would be grateful if you would consider the most crucial and powerful tool of all: word of mouth. If you find these podcasts at all helpful for your faith please pass them on to your family and friends!
It used to be so simple. You teach, preach, and listen to others. And there is no replacement for the quality and power that comes from a direct connection with another person. Our faith in Jesus Christ is best communicated in a direct and personal way.
As technology improves, our ability to communicate has been transformed…and ministry adapts to reach people where they’re at so that the Good News can continue to be proclaimed.
With that in mind, I am working to use social media as effectively as possible, and I will welcome any suggestions and support you have. Currently I use facebook to promote two key resources:
“Catholic Inspiration” – my podcasts of homilies, retreats, and Catholic presentations
If you are finding these resources helpful, please pass them on to others. I have learned that there is nothing more powerful than to “share” a post with one’s own family and friends; after all our own testimony is the strongest endorsement we can give.
I’m looking forward to doing what I can to help us all grow closer to the Lord and one another. God bless you all!